The new art start-ups

The growing arts market in Singapore has drawn new blood into the scene: professionals who've left their careers - or diversifying from them - to create new art startups, either in the form of art galleries or new art models. CHEAH UI-HOON finds out why they went into arts-related businesses and how they're infusing new energy and vision into the art industry today

Published Thu, Mar 13, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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Finding a niche in pottery

Mark Lee


16 Mohd Sultan Road #01-01

Tel: 6440 4886

TEN years ago, Mark Lee took pottery lessons and liked it. But his busy work life soon scuppered free time to indulge in that pastime. It wasn't until he quit his job three years ago that he took it up again seriously. And then during his sabbatical to re-examine life priorities, he had to decide whether to continue on his financial corporate career or pursue his passion. The latter won out.

"I guess you could say it was mid-life crisis," muses the 42-year-old, who was last heading the Singapore of…

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